Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female buffoon. See Pierrot.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Jean-Paul, she recalled Pierrette saying his name was.

    Cold Noses Warm Kisses

  • For about two seconds she considered the idea of calling Pierrette, then rejected it.

    Cold Noses Warm Kisses

  • Do you know a novel of Balzac, belonging to the "Celibataires" series, called Pierrette?

    Wisdom and Destiny

  • From Pong's off-side window the conical hat and extravagant ruff of 'Pierrette' were protruding excitedly.

    Jonah and Co.

  • With the faintest smile, 'Pierrette' stared through the wind-screen ....

    Jonah and Co.

  • The tempestuous arrival of Adèle, looking sweet as "Pierrette," and

    Jonah and Co.

  • 'Pierrette' switched off the engine and sat looking miserably before her.

    Jonah and Co.

  • The woes of the little orphan subjected to the tyranny of her selfish aunt and uncle ( 'Pierrette'), the struggles of the rapacious heirs for the Mirouet fortune ( 'Ursule Mirouet,') a story which gives us one of Balzac's purest women, treats interestingly of mesmerism (and may be read without fear by the young), the siege of

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 3

  • "Pierrette," she said, "you are no longer a child; you are nearly fifteen, and it is not at all surprising that you should have a lover."

    The Celibates

  • Then she abandoned the gentler terms for "Pierrette" only.

    The Celibates

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